Meet the past presidents.

CRAIG WALL, E.M.P.
PAST PRESIDENT – NORTHEAST BOARD
2019-2020

Craig Wall, Director of Supplier and Product Management, is responsible for the strategy, training, implementation, and overall growth of the energy services and commodity solutions provided through Patriot Energy Group. In the five years prior to becoming Director of Supplier and Product Management he held the position of Director of Energy Services,  where he lead the company’s solar, efficiency, and integrated solutions program development. Craig also had experience managing Patriot’s successful channel partner agency program, providing education, training, and assistance to support channel sales. In this role, he worked with clients to effectively manage their risk to volatile electricity and natural gas commodity markets.

ANDREW BARTH, E.M.P.
PAST PRESIDENT – NATIONAL BOARD
2017-2019

Andrew Barth is Partner at CSD Energy Advisors, LLC, an energy management firm based in Houston, TX that utilizes market knowledge and leveraged buying power to implement procurement strategies that merge price and product, to maximize our client’s energy portfolio.  Prior to CSD Energy Advisors, he was the Vice President at Incite Energy, LLC, a national energy management firm and Demand Response service provider that assists clients with the development and implementation of integrated energy solutions. Andrew combines years of industry experience, customer service, and technology to provide client based solutions. His areas of expertise are in the planning and sourcing of commodity procurement strategies, risk management, and the development of efficiency and sustainability initiatives.

JEFFREY LENETSKY, E.M.P.
PAST PRESIDENT – NORTHEAST BOARD
2017-2019

Jeff Lenetsky is the President & CEO of Almanac Energy Solutions. Mr. Lenetsky has dedicated his time in the energy field partnering with all types of energy users in every deregulated market across the US and abroad.  Mr. Lenetsky has personally managed annual energy spends of more than $200 million across Electric Power, Natural Gas and Renewable Energy Portfolios. He received his Bachelors of Science (BS) in Marketing from the Pennsylvania State University and his Masters in Business Administration (MBA) in Finance from the University of Louisville. Mr. Lenetsky is a Certified Energy Procurement Professional (CEP) and is also a certified Energy Management Professional (EMP).

DAVID ROYLANCE, E.M.P.
PAST PRESIDENT – NATIONAL BOARD
2015-2017

David has more than 25 years in the energy industry with a proven track record of delivering innovative solutions for competitive electricity and natural gas consumers across the North American and European restructured markets. Most recently, David co-founded Prism Energy Solutions, an energy consultancy for commercial natural gas and electricity consumers.  Prior to forming his own company, David was Senior Vice President for Reliant Energy, where since 2001 he led the commercial and industrial sales and marketing division before joining SaveOnEnergy in 2009.  While in his position at Reliant, he drove the profitable expansion of the company’s retail business, establishing Reliant as the second largest competitive retailer for businesses in the United States.

MICHAEL HARRIS, E.M.P.
PAST PRESIDENT – NATIONAL BOARD
2013-2015

Michael is the CEO of Unified Energy and manages overall operations, which includes implementing marketing strategies and monitoring the company’s growth. His experience includes working as a senior sales executive at Constellation New Energy and Integrys Energy Services. Michael earned a Master’s in Marketing at Northwestern University and a BS from University of Kansas.

PAUL WARD
PAST PRESIDENT – NATIONAL BOARD
2011-2012

For 10 years, Paul has worked at Summit Energy, now Schneider-Electric, as a sales associate, client energy manager and currently, as a director of the company. In this role, he is responsible for managing multiple accounts, his team and sales operation. Prior to joining Summit Energy, he worked at PoCo Energy Group beginning in sales and working his way up toward account manager and then vice president. Involved in the deregulated markets since the beginning of deregulation in Texas, Paul has the know-how and skills, giving him a comprehensive understanding of the energy industry. He has worked in all types of businesses related to the development of the market. Paul also served as Chair on the Discipline Committee for three years to help enforce a code of conduct in the market through corrective instruction of TEPA’s membership.

PAUL SMOLEN, E.M.P.
PAST PRESIDENT – NATIONAL BOARD
2010-2011

Paul has over twenty-five years of experience in infrastructure development and regulatory compliance. His clients include public- and private-sector organizations preparing to exercise their options in deregulated telecommunications and electric markets. Paul helps public power utilities and other entities to implement electric deregulation plans. He has served as a municipal regulatory affairs officer and negotiated licenses and franchises for cable-television and telecommunications providers. His duties included rights-of-way management, telecommunications tower sitting, Internet public service delivery and other economic development initiatives. As an economist at the Public Utility Commission of Texas, Paul was involved in telecommunications and electric tariff development and rate design. He also coordinated conservation and load-management projects and served on several Federal Communications Commission Joint Boards.

JD DODSON
PAST PRESIDENT – NATIONAL BOARD
2009-2010

JD brings an extensive background of marketing and energy expertise to Rapid Power Management as he helped start up Reliant’s North Texas operations a year before deregulation started in the state. JD earned a BBA in Marketing from the University of Houston Clear Lake in ’91, an MBA in International Business Management from the University of Texas at Dallas in ’00.

In the Energy field, he has attained a CEM certification (Certified Energy Manager) in December of 2006 and a CLEP certification (Certified Lighting Efficiency Professional) in 2007.

ST. CLAIR NEWBERN IV
PAST PRESIDENT – NATIONAL BOARD
2008-2009

A founding member of TEPA, St. Clair now serves as an at-large board member and a member of the PR and website committees. He works with other committee members to ensure the organization’s communication strategies and messaging are clear and consistent. He also oversees third parties contracted to implement PR and website related initiatives. He served as the TEPA secretary in 2007, vice president in 2008 and president in 2009. During his term as TEPA president, St. Clair rolled out the CEP certification process and hired the organization’s first lobbyist in 2009, which led to TEPA’s official presence in the legislative process. St. Clair is the president and CEO of Live Energy Inc., a privately held energy broker and consulting firm that has helped businesses of all sizes lower electricity costs since deregulation began in Texas. His career in the energy brokerage and consulting business began in 2001, when he founded the company.

BRIAN MARKHAM
PAST PRESIDENT – NATIONAL BOARD
2007-2008

Brian Markham is the President of TES Energy Services, LP. Drawing on a career that has cut across multiple industries including energy, distribution logistics, manufacturing representation and electrical supply distribution. Brian was also the past President of the The Energy Professionals Association. Prior to joining TES Energy Services, LP, Brian served as Vice President and General Manager of PhD. Southwest, Inc. PhD Southwest, Inc. is a leader in the distribution and logistics business throughout the United States. Prior to joining PhD. Southwest, Inc., Brian worked within the house ware industry as the President and owner of D.U. Parker and Associates. D.U. Parker and Associates was a manufacturer representative in leading house ware manufactures.

DAVID WEIRS, E.M.P.
PAST PRESIDENT – NATIONAL BOARD
2005-2007

David C. Wiers has over 17 years of experience in creating and delivering innovative solutions in the energy industry. Mr. Wiers has participated in deregulated markets from their inception and has shared his expertise at numerous conferences and forums, advocating electricity deregulation and representing third-party aggregator, broker, and consultant (ABC) channels. Wiers founded Satori Energy in 2006, which has now served over 50,000 accounts and has secured more than $140 Million in energy savings for its clients. In late 2011, Mr. Wiers assisted in the due diligence and purchase of Select Energy Partners (SEP). Mr. Wiers has led the strategic vision of the firm as Satori has continued its pattern of targeted growth through the acquisitions of Public Utility Brokers (September 2014), GOBY LLC’s procurement business (December 2014), Velocity Energy Group (January 2015), EnergyNext, Inc. (April 2015), WTX Power (August 2015), and InSource Power (October 2015).  Read more here.